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MREB: The Business Education Centre now offers a 'Summer Discounted Package' for various courses being offered at the Board

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New realtor agreements aim to clear up confusion for homebuyers
Global News
Those in the market for a new home are being warned to anticipate some extra paperwork. Soon, anyone using a realtor to search for homes will have to sign a written contract outlining responsibilities, a timeline and who pays fees. The hope is it will help eliminate any confusion caused by verbal agreements.
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GTA house listings pick up in June, but so do sales
Toronto Star
The number of homes for sale picked up considerably in June — with new listings up 7.8 per cent over a year ago — but pent-up demand continues to outstrip supply, says the Toronto Real Estate Board. For that reason, TREB is predicting a seller's market for at least the rest of this year.
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Hudson's Bay CEO hints that more real estate sales are in retailer's future
Times Colonist
After selling its downtown department store in Toronto, Hudson's Bay Co. executives are looking for other locations to put on the market. Chief executive Richard Baker said at the retailer's annual meeting that the company is just "in the earliest stages" of unlocking value in its real estate holdings. "One important distinction of our real estate portfolio compared to other retailers is our concentration of value in several marquee assets," Baker told shareholders in a speech.
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Canadian Real Estate Association: House prices up 7.1 per cent in a year
Huffington Post
House prices in Canada leapt by an average of 7.1 per cent over the past year, driven largely by increases in Toronto and Vancouver, the Canadian Real Estate Association says. The average house price hit $416,584, including townhomes and condos, as sales volumes jumped 5.9 per cent from the month before. That's likely the result of pent-up demand.
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Ontario cottage market finds its balance; it's back to "a normal time"
National Post
Cottage hunters can look forward to escaping more than city traffic when they head out to find that perfect lakeside retreat. They will also be leaving behind the bidding wars that have unnerved home buyers in Toronto. According to Phil Soper, president and chief executive of Royal LePage Real Estate Services, the Ontario cottage market is a balanced one, favouring neither buyers nor sellers.
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10 tips for first time real estate investors
Toronto Star
Many people consider investing in real estate as a way to build a nest egg and have tenants help you pay the mortgage. There are pros and cons to taking that leap, but if you do, here are 10 things to know.

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Broker doesn't like first-time buyer trend
Mortgage Broker News
First-time home buyers are putting off purchasing a principle residence in favour of first buying investment properties in cheaper markets, says one broker; but one of his peers isn't convinced this is the best move. "Most first-time buyers aren't going to qualify for a $750,000 house so they're going to quickly learn how to raise down payment money and what a lot of them are doing now is investing in real estate as rentals to get some cash flow," Guy Lew of the Mortgage Centre told MortgageBrokerNews.ca. "On the exit, they are using that capital toward a principle residence."

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Reverse mortgages rising fast to deal with retirement shortfalls
Financial Post
It could become a growing solution to our retirement savings problems, but opponents of reverse mortgages warn their spike in popularity could mean shrinking inheritances. HomEquity Bank, which is owned by Birch Hill Equity Partners, and is behind the Canadian Home Income Plan, said reverse mortgages are up 26 per cent year-to-date compared to the same period a year ago.

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Booming real estate market helps Toronto post $168 million surplus for 2013
The Globe and Mail
Toronto's booming real estate market generated more cash than expected for the city in the form of land transfer taxes and development fees, contributing to a $168 million surplus for 2013. The final budget numbers were released, as the municipal election campaign is gaining momentum, with Mayor Rob Ford officially announcing he will return from rehab at the end of the month.
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Price gains for Toronto's luxury condos lag their neighbourhoods
The Globe and Mail
People who have bought condos in some of Toronto's swankiest buildings in recent years have often done worse, from a price appreciation point of view, than they would have if they bought more modest homes in the neighbourhood. There was a boom in luxury condo construction in Canada's most populous city roughly five years ago, with buildings such as The Ritz-Carlton, The Shangri-La, and Trump International Hotel and Tower bringing a new style of accommodation to the city, one that enabled residents to live much like hotel guests.
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Before hiring real estate broker, do your homework
Toronto Star
Buying your first home may seem daunting, but educating yourself about the process is a great first step. After all, buying a home is one of the most important purchases most people make, and it brings a lot of unique challenges. As I've often written in this column, a registered real estate broker or salesperson has expertise and knowledge that can help navigate the buying process.
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